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3 September 2008


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Ron Paul Rallies the Troops -- While the mainstream Republican Party was trying to convince the country that it isn’t doomed to disaster this election, Congressman Ron Paul (D-TX) held a rally attended by about 12,000, most of whom paid to be there. It marked the beginning of his political action committee, Campaign for Liberty. He just might revive the small government wing of the GOP.

Japan’s Fukuda Resigns -- Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda surprised his countrymen on Monday by resigning his office after holding it less than a year. He has proved rather unpopular, and he has been hamstrung to a degree because the opposition controls the upper house in the Diet. There will not be a general election, although the country must hold one by September 2009. Instead, the ruling party will select his successor in a couple of weeks.

UK Proposes Housing Market Rescue -- The collapse of the mortgage market in the UK is the prime reason that the Organization of Economic Co-Operation and Development says the British economy is tanking. So, Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s government is offering some help in the form of tax relief and £1 billion in cheap loans. Communities Secretary Hazel Blears said the package could not “transform the world,” but could “make a big difference to those people that are struggling.” It also won’t fix Britain’s economy.

Brewer Wins Fight over “Legal Weed” -- Brewer Vaune Dillmann runs the Mount Shasta Brewing Company. He’s been in a fight with the feds in the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau for using a slogan on his bottle caps that read “Try Legal Weed.” The regulators cited federal law prohibiting drug references on alcoholic beverages. But Mr. Dillmann won thanks to the fact that his brewery in is Weed, California, and that was the reference not marijuana.

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